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Friday, December 30, 2011

"Wild Spirit" Huge 48 x 60 acrylic on canvas

"Wild Spirit"
600.00
48 x 60
(Thats 4 feet by 5 feet!)
There are wild horses that are always on the road on the way to our cabin, just past Loon Lake.
They usually just stand around and look at you, but one day they were running!!  I was trying to get some pictures, because I was lucky enough to be in the passenger seat!  I had some huge canvases in the studio, just waiting for some inspiration. This painting came together really fast, like I was dancing with a paintbrush.  (you could tell by the floor, too....oops)
Thanks to Angela and Brenda for help with the title.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Commission '68 Camaro


I had painted a huge canvas of this car for my mural at Ulmers (see post )
The owners wife contacted me to do a smaller painting for him for Christmas.
I hope you liked it, Leon!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blue Notes


8 x 10 mixed media
One of my favorites, nests, and some old hymns.
I chose the songs that I felt would suit the painting, His Eye is On the Sparrow,
Fully Persuaded, Sunshine and Rain and I Do Believe.

I thought this would make a beautiful wedding gift or for expectant parents.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jack's Room

 This is Jack Wilson Lake
our grandson, born on October 2, 2011.  He is such a happy little guy!


His room is a construction zone run by some monkeys, a lion, and hippo for a foreman!


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jantzen's room

The beginning process of the mural.


The finished product.  (I just could not get a good photo without a glare. Sorry)

Portrait of Jantzen.... with his intense "Hockey Face"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Jayven's Room West wall


Obviously Jayven is an Oiler's fan!!  His room is Oiler orange with Oiler blue trim.  I wanted to show the scale of the puck, Thanks for posing, Jayven!! When he saw it on his wall he said" Aww, it's huge!!"  (which he told me was exactly what he wanted!)
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Jayven's room


I think this one turned out pretty cool.  Bright orange wall to paint on. I added the first picture to show the scale.  He's pretty big!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Mazden's Room

I don't have too much too say................it a goalie. I like painting the jersey, trying to get the folds just right.  And I liked doing the "swirley stuff"
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Scottish Dance series Fourteen and Fifteen


These are the last two paintings of the fifteen I did for the Cross Border Scottish Dance group.  They used the paintings as trophies to give out when they hosted their competition in Lloydminster October 23rd.  I found some of the plaids very challenging, but I learned a lot from this project!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Scottish Dance series number Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen





Ghilles on Kilts. 
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scottish Dance series number Eight, Nine and Ten



These are the shoes the Scottish dancers wear, called "ghilies"  They are very soft leather and they lace them up around their ankle and under their instep.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scottish Dance series number five, six and seven



When I did these paintings, I did three themes, with five paintings of each theme.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Scottish Dance series number Four

The 4th painting of the series.  The competition was yesterday and apparently the paintings were a big hit.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Scottish Dance series number Three

Here is painting number three.
The flip of the kilt is important in Scottish dance, I have been told. 

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scottish Dance series number two

Part of the series I did for the Lloydminster Cross Border Scottish Dancers.  I really like this Sword Dance painting.

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Scottish Dance Series

8 x 10 acrylic on canvas.

I did a series of fifteen paintings for the Cross Border Scottish Dance group.  They are hosting a competition here in Lloydminster on Sunday, and instead of giving trophies or plaques, will give paintings to the winners.  How cool is that.  I worked with Cara Zacharias to decide which subjects needed to be painted.  The shoes are ghillies,  (pronounced gillies)  and I realized that it can be quite difficult to paint plaid. 
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Milford Eugene Lets Play in the Leaves



Milford wants you to come out to play in the crisp fall air.  "Lets romp in the leaves?!"  he seems to say with his big brown eyes.
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Thanks!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Castle at the Lake - Update

Don't kiss that frog, he has a fly in his mouth!

The view up at the top of the castle.

Its hard to get a good photo, because the room is pretty small, only 8 by 10, but big enough for a kingdom all their own. I still want to do some more painting, like adding some critters on the wall, maybe a friendly dragon, too.  And on the floor, maybe a moat, and a drawbridge, and some fishes in the moat and , and, and........ Oh, the possibilies!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Father Gorman School Mural




This Mural depicts four of the seven sacrements of the Catholic Church that the children in elementary school would experience,
Baptism, Reconcilliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
I was to paint a colorful, multi-cultural scene.
I added hidden symbols and words in the mural foreground, such as "forgive", "blessed", etc.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Castle at the Lake


I couldn't resist posting these pictures.  I will post photos of the finished room soon.  Roy and I built bunkbeds in the spare room in our cabin at the lake.  We have one granddaughter/princess named Addisen, and a new baby grandchild due any day.
How much fun will they have playing in the castle?  The green "grass" on the lower part of the wall is chalkboard paint so you can draw on the walls. 
And I have been collecting costumes for the little princesses and knights that come to visit the kingdom.  Thanks Koree for your contribution of two lovely dresses and matching shoes!!
What fun!
This is my mom, Marge, an artist, too. She is painting the far off kingdom. 
She doesn't look like a Great Grandma, does she?
I love that we all worked together to make this wonderful space.
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Friday, September 23, 2011

A trio of Paintings for A New Baby, Haylie Harper.




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Rick and Julie Harper just welcomed Haley Elizabeth on Wednesday, Sept 21st, 2011.  Congrats!
They are building a new home, so these paintings will be able to move with them.  I like the stripes on the sides. : )